Trains from Cardiff to Derby

Cardiff to Derby train information

Cardiff Derby train map

Train duration -
Arrival Derby, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 123 Miles
  • The route connecting Cardiff, which is in Wales and Derby, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
  • The train duration to get to Derby from Cardiff will change depending if the train is direct or with stops. There are 123 miles between the 2 cities.
  • Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to check the latest available offers.

Best prices for Cardiff to Derby train tickets

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Cardiff - Derby prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Derby by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Cardiff - Derby: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Cardiff to Derby tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 3 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £29 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £51 for your trip. Thus, you will save 43% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 3 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cardiff to Derby trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Derby by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Derby to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Cardiff - Derby train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Cardiff Derby train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can assess the number of journeys you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

    For your assessment, you have to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Cardiff Derby ticket is £50.00 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make about 2 trips from Derby to Cardiff (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to Derby train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare